COMPETITORS of all ages took part in this year’s Ryedale Show.

One of the youngsters was three-year-old Jasmine Bell, from Norton, with her Shetland pony Galaxy.

Her grandmother Annette McDonald-Smith said this was Jasmine’s first show. “We have been coming to Ryedale Show for years with our Shetlands,” she said.

The Teasdale family, from Pockley, have attended the show for generations. Johanna Teasdale said: “I first came here 42 years ago when I got married and we have been coming ever since.”

Also attending were Johanna’s husband, John, son Iain and his wife Ailsa and grandchildren Alfie, eight, and six-year-old Zara. “They love it as much as anybody and getting involved with the show,” Johanna said.

One of the first prizes in the Leicester Longwool was won by Gillian Shipley, from North Frodingham, for her 18-month-old hog in wool. “We have seven here in total from our sheep and arable farm,” she said. “We come to Ryedale Show every year and love it.

Showing their shire horses were Stuart and Debbie Green and their 13-year-old daughter Charlotte, from Patley Bridge.

Debbie, who was getting eight-year-old mare Elizabeth ready, said there was always a great atmosphere at the show. “The heavy horse group are a lovely friendly bunch,” she said.

Another three young handlers were Jessie, Jack and George Barker, from Kirkbymoorside. Mum Hannah said: “We are here with calves and sheep and come to the show every year, it’s a great day out.”